• Hannah Phillips

Man Arrested for Domestic Assault on Woman and Child

A man has been arrested for domestic violence offences in Coober Pedy today, Sunday 11 November.

It will be alleged the man seriously assaulted his partner and caused damage to her vehicle when she tried to drive to the police station to report the abuse this morning. It will also be alleged he assaulted the victim's child.

The victim was flown to Adelaide for medical treatment. Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Her child was not physically injured.

The 23-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested and charged with assault cause serious harm, two counts of aggravated assault, assault and property damage.

He was refused police bail and will appear in the Port Augusta Magistrates Court on 12 November.

Police warn they will not tolerate domestic violence and will take every action available to protect victims.

Across the state police work with other agencies such as Families SA, Housing, Corrections, Education, Health, Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services, Victim Support Service and local domestic violence services to provide a collaborative response to domestic violence victims.

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